UMass v. Delaware Postgame Notes

Nov. 13, 2010

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AMHERST, Mass. -
Saturday's crowd was 10,057, which gave UMass a regular-season home average attendance of 13,004. That is the second-highest average attendance in UMass history, second only to the 1999 season (14,684).

UMass had a bevy of "longest or best" against Delaware this season. They included the most points vs. Delaware (27), most yards vs. Delaware (424), longest play (Griffin's 59-yard rush), longest drive (85 yards in the second quarter), first touchdown vs. Delaware in the first quarter (Blue Hens had outscored opponents 81-3 to that point)

John Griffin went over the 100-yard rushing mark for the third time this season and eighth time in his career with 145.

John Griffin had a 59-yard rush in the second quarter, the longest run of the year for UMass. It was the second-longest rush of Griffin's career only after a 70-yarder while at Northeastern.

Kyle Havens set a career-high with four touchdown passes.

Julian Talley scored two touchdowns in a game for the first time in his career. He scored on a 45-yard flea-flicker pass from Kyle Havens in the first quarter and a 4-yard pass in the third quarter.

The UMass TD by Talley was the first allowed by Delaware this season in the first quarter. The Blue Hens had outscored their opponents 81-3 in first quarters prior to the UMass score.

UMass converted 3-of-5 on fourth-downs. Coming into the game, UMass was third in the nation in 4th down conversion rate at 75 percent.

Rob Blanchflower tallied his third TD of the second on a 4th-down conversion in the second quarter.

Dan Sheeran had the longest reception of his career for 41 yards in the first quarter.

Darren Thellen had his first interception of the season and second on his career - in the second quarter. The pick was the first thrown by Delaware QB Pat Devlin had gone 157 consecutive attempts without throwing an interception dating to Sept. 25, 2010 at Richmond.

The first punt of the game came with 39 seconds left in the first half.

Senior James Carven drew a start for the first time, starting at free safety.




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